Timothy Faust discusses his book, “Health Justice Now”, at Politics and Prose.
One of the nation’s foremost advocates for health justice, Faust, producer of HEAVYXMEDICAL, a podcast about health policy and metal music, has toured the country extensively, lecturing and working with groups such as the Democratic Socialists and many grassroots organizations dedicated to Medicaid expansion. In his passionate and accessible book, he traces the history of healthcare in America, shows why instituting a single-payer, free-at-point-of-use plan is the key to reforming our current troubled system, lays out five clear, feasible steps we can take to achieve this goal, and looks ahead to the next items on the progressive agenda.
Timothy Faust’s writing has appeared in Splinter, Jacobin, and Vice, among others. He has worked as a data scientist in the healthcare industry, before which he enrolled people in ACA programs in Florida, Georgia, and Texas, where he saw both the shortcomings of the ACA and the consequences of the Medicaid gap firsthand. Since 2017, he’s been driving around the United States in his 2002 Honda CR-V talking to people about health inequity in their neighborhoods. He lives in Brooklyn.
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